Welcome to the All About Kids Podcast brought to you by All About Kids (@aaakcares), the leading provider of children’s therapeutic and educational services in New York. This podcast will dive deep into discussions on children’s developmental needs and the stories of parents and other adults who have dealt with developmental disorders.
Each conversation on this show is an extension of our mission: to create a world where all children have access to intervention allowing them to live a full and rich life without restriction, where parents have access to the information and training they need to support their child’s therapy and special education needs, and where disabilities, therapy, and special education can be openly discussed without stigma.
Angie Merced (SLP Burnout Coach): BATTLING BURNOUT AS AN SLP, Setting Healthy Boundaries, & SLP Grad Student Advice
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Angie Merced and Zach discuss how she became a speech pathologist, what burnout looks like for most people, how to reclaim your time and energy, the difference between burning out and being lazy, how new SLP grads can set themselves up to avoid burnout, setting boundaries with your time, and more.
Guest Bio: Angie Merced is a speech-language pathologist, life coach, author, and the founder of 'The SLP Burnout Coach'
Dikirys Pichardo: BECOMING A READING COACH, Healthy Literacy Habits, Special Education, Movement With Music, & The Future Of Schooling
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Dikirys Pichardo and Zach discuss how Dikirys became a Universal Literacy Reading Coach at The New York Dept of Education, healthy reading habits that children can adopt for reading, her journey as a Special Education teacher, the importance of movement and music, the future of school in a post-pandemic world, and more!
Guest Bio: Dikirys Pichardo is a Special Education Teacher (CPSE), a Literacy Reading Coach, and the author of 'The EGGSciting Sleepover,' a children's book about two sassy school-aged cousins exploring different eating habits.
Erica Fernandez: BECOMING A BILINGUAL SLP, Building Confidence As A Therapist, Setting Boundaries, & Advice For Grad Students
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Erica Fernandez and Zach discuss Erica's path to becoming a bilingual speech-language pathologist, how to build confidence as a new therapist, setting boundaries to prevent burnout, advice for new SLPs out of grad school, the best practices for networking, and more.
Pediatric Speech Pals: GETTING INTO SLP GRAD SCHOOL, Clinic Vs. Home Setting, & Working With Parents (S3 Ep. 1)
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Zach sits down with Haley and Melissa of Pediatric Speech Pals to discuss what it takes to get into SLP grad school, the best resources for parents and therapists, starting an SLP podcast, SLP vs. SLPA, the biggest challenges in the field of speech pathology, and more.
Abbie Lande: LATE TALKERS, Play Based Therapy, Digital Diets, Becoming A Speech Therapist, & Keeping Your Child On Track (S2 Ep. 9)
On this episode of The All About Kids Podcast, Zach sits down with Abbie Lande. Abbie is a speech-language pathologist and the owner of Upword Speech Therapy LLC which provides engaging and innovative speech and language therapy services in Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding area. Today, Abbie and I get into what drew her to speech therapy, helpful digital resources for SLPs, late talkers, play-based strategies for therapy, and more.
Dr. Sima Gerber: BUILDING A PRE-VERBAL VOCABULARY, The Importance Of Patience, Empathy, & The Mental Health Of Children (S2 Ep. 8)
The guest today is Dr. Sima Gerber, a professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders of Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Gerber actually was Cathy's teacher and Clinical Supervisor while Cathy attended the Graduate Program in Speech Pathology there.
Dr, Gerber has over 40 years experience specializing in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders.
She has presented nationally and abroad on the topics of language acquisition and developmental approaches to intervention for children with challenges in language development.
Dr. Gerber also has a 3 part book series out now titled 'To The Ones Who Love Me' that covers socio-emotional, language, and motor development. They're written totally from the perspective of the baby to give a window into how the baby sees the world at critical developmental points in his or her first year of life.
Great insights on speech therapy and the realities of being a therapist!
The questions asked are very insightful.
The subject matter will be very encouraging to people with autism and motivate them to strive to accomplish all they can.
Having a professional speak with autism about their challenges and accomplishments will encourage and motivate others with disabilities to strive for their goals because they hear a person with autism who has achieved their own goals personally and professionally.
Professional & refreshing
Refreshing to listen to different people’s experience with developmental disabilities. Sometimes funny, sometimes encouraging - great podcast!